Tebow tops 'most desirable celebrity neighbor' list
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has scored big in two public-opinion surveys this month.
December 28th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

Tebow tops 'most desirable celebrity neighbor' list

NFL insiders and fans don’t think enough of Tim Tebow to put him in the Pro Bowl, but a decent portion of the American public might be OK with him barbecuing next door.

The Denver Broncos quarterback, who has made a name for himself in part through his outspoken faith in God and a number of comeback wins this season, is the most desirable celebrity neighbor for 2012, according to a survey from the Zillow real estate information company.

The annual survey asks more than 1,000 U.S. adults which celebrity or celebrity couple they’d most like to be their neighbor next year. It should be noted that respondents were given only seven from which to choose, plus “other.” But Tebow topped that list, garnering 11% of the vote.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (10%) were runners-up, followed by Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux (9%). A plurality of respondents - 42% - said “none of the above,” and “other” got 11%.

The survey results were released Wednesday, a day after USA Today announced that Tebow was the United States’ 11th most-admired man for 2011 - two spots behind Bill Gates but ahead of the Dalai Lama - in a USA Today/Gallup Poll.

Tebow began the season on the sidelines but became Denver’s starting quarterback after the Broncos’ 1-4 start. Tebow has won seven of his 10 starts, helping put Denver in position to clinch a playoff spot heading into the final regular-season game this weekend.

His victories - many of them featuring come-from-behind heroics in the fourth quarter - have come despite relatively low passing yardages. He has delighted many Broncos fans, those who cheered him at the University of Florida and many others inspired by his success. But he has also spurred debate on sports talk shows and elsewhere about how good of a passing quarterback he is, how much credit he can claim and how much success he will be have over his career.

Tebow’s victories had some wondering whether fans, coaches and players would select him for the NFL’s Pro Bowl, but the league announced this week that the three signal-callers representing Tebow’s conference would be New England’s Tom Brady, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and San Diego’s Phillip Rivers.

The Denver Post has reported that Tebow finished fifth in voting, meaning he is the second alternate.

As for the other celebrities who were on Zillow’s list for the neighbor survey, they were Jennifer Lopez; Beyonce and Jay-Z; Nancy Grace; and Kim Kardashian. For the list, Zillow chose celebrities that made headlines throughout the year, spokeswoman Lauren Riefflin said.

Actress Sandra Bullock was last year’s most desirable celebrity neighbor.

Other recent Tebow news:

Maher faces backlash after lewd Tebow tweet

SNL Tim Tebow controversy continues debate over quarterback's faith

'Tebowing' high school students suspended for blocking hallway

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soundoff (314 Responses)
  1. McLovin

    I still look cute.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 111!!!!ONEONEeleven

    He would be the 1st person to go pedo.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rae Ann Pointer

    McLovin is ashamed to be gay. Pity.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The real McLovin

    Lotta nuts in here.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Biff Bifferson

    CNN "buried the lede" on this story. Almost 4 times as many people voted for "None of the above" as for this football player.

    The real headline should be "Plurality of Americans Don't Want a Celebrity Next Door".

    December 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nancy

    As if anyone in the polls knows this guy!!! AND if a Kardashian is in there as well you better believe the people they polled are totally screwed up!

    December 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tony

    if tebow has a thought, is it a christian ponder?

    December 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ddferrari

      Hehe- not bad!

      December 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe'"

    I'm satisfied with the neighbors I have.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. david

    I would not like him as a nebr he not that good of football player pluse he thinks god for ever little thing its not alwwasy god will it also come from the heart understand all u idiots who like the Tim guy

    December 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • S

      You need neighbor who can teach you how to spell you crazy fella

      December 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paden

    I for one would love him as a neighbor. He is a man of a particular set of beliefs and values, one that he chooses to not compromise on. If more people believed in their own beliefs as he does his and choose not to compromise on them, we would live in a much better world.

    December 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • me&yourmama

      I wood luv Tebow as my neighbor, for if I was boning his girlfriend and he was to shoot at me, there's not a chance in hell he wood hit me.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Common Sense 123

    Reading these comments, the atheist crowd on here sure is an angry bunch. These are the lot most Americans, religious or not, would not want as neighbors.

    December 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • descarado

      The atheists seem to be very biter about being left out or not having the parents to lead to them the pleasure and comfort of God. On the other hand, how many religious are bitter about being left out of secular atheism and swarm the forums to bash atheists and atheism?

      December 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • me&yourmama

      How come when the Jesus freaks think that they are calm and cool when they express their opinions and when the normal people express our opinion, we are angry? The only time I'm angry is when a fool tells me I'm in error because I don't believe in his Mid-Evil beliefs.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. descarado

    Care to run an identical survey about Bill Maher?

    December 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Another bigot hiding behind religion.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jim

    Just another bigoted right wing religious idiot.

    December 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Common Sense 123

      Where is your evidence or facts to back that up?

      This man has demonstrated himself to be anything but bigoted or selfish. He volunteers internationally, helping people of different ethnic origins than himself (not white). He spends his time off the football field helping children with cancer and other life threatening ailments. The list goes on and on how Tim Tebow is anything but bigoted.

      Educate yourself and cleanse yourself of your own hate.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. John D

    It'd be a little like living next to an extremely muscular Ned Flanders, but I guess you could do worse in neighbors.

    December 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • AC

      You must not watch a lot of The Simpsons – Ned Flanders is extremely muscular

      December 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Boomer in Mo

    I don't watch football, and know only about Tebow from the news. But, many Christian churches and church leaders are worried about narcissistic Christians, worried more about how they portray themselves to others than with their relationship with God. I certainly have come across narcissistic Christians in church and elsewhere, and they worry me too.

    December 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      I think you are making a giant assumption if you're saying Tebow is a narcissist. Over zealous, maybe. More outspoken than most Christians, maybe. I think your mistaking confidence and deep, religious beliefs for something else. Every human being should believe in themselves and see the world as he does. You don't have to be a Christian to appreciate what this guy stands for.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • rick d785

      What a thoughtful response.I am an atheist but my Dad was devoted Catholic.His deeds did all the talking for him.there never better man or christian for that matter.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • timmy

      yup, total narcissist....and gay too (not that there's anything wrong with that, but jus be honest with yourself while being honest with yur god)

      December 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
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